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Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement

MacKenzie will manage the IICI’s programs and partnerships dedicated to translating key discoveries in plant health, disease and pest management, genomics, advanced breeding and nutrition to staple crops that impact food security around the globe.
4-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Sheds Light on the Genetic Origins of the Two Sexes

This new study punches a hole in the idea that increased genetic complexity of sex chromosomes accompanied the origin of sexes.
8-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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US Bank Supports Danforth Center’s Efforts to Strengthen Innovation Economy

A $20,000 grant in support of enhancing the St. Louis region as a world center for agtech, bioscience, and other industries that are defining the future of the region.
6-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division

A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Scientists Uncover a Genetic Mechanism that Could Enhance Yield Potential in Cereal Crops

The Eveland laboratory’s research findings, “Brassinosteroids modulate meristem fate and differentiation of unique inflorescence morphology in Setaria viridis”, were recently published in the journal The Plant Cell.
4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Receives Significant Support From Boeing for Science Education and Outreach

Boeing is providing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center with a $85,000 grant in support of Green Means Grow, a centerpiece of the Danforth Center’s STEM education and outreach program.
14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin

The discovery has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin.
1-Nov-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.
17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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